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Julian Sturdy - Strong Voice for York Outer

Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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York Press column –  York’s path to normality and mental health investment

York Press column – York’s path to normality and mental health investment

While the toll of coronavirus remains very great, with the successful completion of the first phase of the vaccination programme, and the Monday 22nd unveiling of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown, we now seem to be at the turn of the tide. A new study from Imperial College London shows infections have fallen by

Lockdown Exit Roadmap

March 8: All schools to reopen. All school sport back, alongside breakfast and aftershool...

Lockdown exit roadmap – Julian calls for faster relaxation if vaccination progress accelerates and earlier opening for safe indoor hospitality

I welcome the clarity the overall exit plan brings for York households and businesses,...

Statement ahead of Prime Minister’s COVID-19 Update

With the fantastic news that all adults should receive their first dose of a...

Minster FM announcement

May 28, 2020

I am saddened by the announcement that Minster FM is to be absorbed into ‘Greatest Hits Radio North Yorkshire’ after acquisition by Bauer Media, and fear this means the loss of a distinctive local institution.

I have always enjoyed my appearances on Minster, and believe it has made a valuable contribution to the cultural life of our city.

I am also concerned by the potential implications for jobs and contracts of this restructuring for presenters and other staff. I am on hand to assist anyone who is affected in this way, and urge people to contact me if I can be of help.

An important concern is that the loss of the independent Minster station will mean a shift in focus from York news, and that the new network will not provide the same voice for our local community.

I hope the new ‘Greatest Hits’ station rapidly confirms its commitment to proper local broadcasting for our city, and works to ensure this change does not mean a cultural downgrade for York.

Accurate public service broadcasting is essential in times like these, and local residents deserve the highest standards of this from their local radio. sdunhideus